What is the best month to visit Kakadu National Park?


Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory is a massive, biodiverse nature reserve. With wetlands, rivers, and sandstone escarpments, it is home to over 2,000 plant species and wildlife ranging from saltwater crocodiles to birds. Aboriginal rock paintings from prehistoric times can be seen at Nourlangie, Nanguluwur, and Ubirr.

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Kakadu is one of Australia’s largest national parks and one of the world’s largest in the tropics. It protects the most diverse ecosystems on the Australian continent, including extensive areas of savanna woodlands, open forest, floodplains, mangroves, tidal mudflats, coastal areas, and monsoon forests.

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Kakadu National Park spans nearly 20,000 square kilometers and is rich in ecological and biological diversity. 
It stretches from the coast and estuaries in the north to rocky ridges and stone country in the south, via floodplains, billabongs, and lowlands.
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Some of the more easily recognized plant species in the park include:
  • Pandanus. Gonggirr is the most common of the three species of pandanus found in Kakadu.
  • Speargrass.
  • Kapok bush.
  • Darwin woollybutt.
  • Water lily.

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What is Kakadu National Park well-known for?

The park is cultural landscape in the making. 
Its archaeological sites document Aboriginal people’s skills and way of life over tens of thousands of years. 
Kakadu’s rock art records Indigenous creation stories and is one of the world’s longest historical records of any group of people.
What is the problem in Kakadu?
Some of the invasive species are especially dangerous. 
The introduction of cane toads has resulted in significant declines of many native predators in Kakadu and elsewhere
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Are crocodiles present in Kakadu?

Kakadu is home to approximately 10,000 crocodiles, accounting for 10% of all crocodiles in the Northern Territory. 
We have two kinds of crocs: freshwater crocs and’salties’ (saltwater crocodiles).
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What is the best month to visit Kakadu National Park?

There is always something to see and do in Kakadu, no matter what time of year you visit.
The dry season
(From May to October) 
This is the busiest time for visitors, with the majority of our visitor sites open. 
 Summer in the tropics
(From November to April) 
Three days is ideal, but seven days or more will provide you with an experience you will never forget. 
We’ve created some itineraries to help you plan your ‘Kakadu Experience’.
Is Kakadu open 2022?
Kakadu is definitely open in 2022 – you can get yourself a license and take as much time as is needed to investigate this great demonstration of nature’s magnificence, where bountiful untamed life wander the green and orange grounds and the monster tops pinnacle over the old scene.

What type of animals live in Kakadu?

Meet some of our wildlife
  • Agile wallaby.
  • Crocodiles.
  • File snake.
  • Flatback turtle.
  • Flying fox.
  • Leichhardt’s grasshopper.
  • Northern brown bandicoot.
  • Northern quoll.
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